Originating in Italy, the drink has a history in Spain, particularly in Catalonia and Madrid.
The drink is now one of the most popular beverages in Spain, with specialized vermouth bars all over major cities due to its rare aromatic taste and crisp finish. It is crisp to taste and is usually paired with an olive or a slice of orange with a perfect balance of acidic, bitter and sweet notes. It usually complements simple fishy plates of tapas. The drink comes in mostly red but is available in white as well.
The Spanish word for vermouth, vermut, is close to the original German word wermut, meaning “wormwood”, one of the original ingredients.
Sangria is another well known and loved drink in Spain, easy to make and authentic to taste. It is the signature Spanish beverage. The highlights of the drink are red or white wine, lemon, sparkling soda and cut-up fruit, such as apples, peaches, pineapple, etc. The drink is mostly served in large jugs with glasses for all groups, perfect for every occasion!
Cava is a perfect, refreshing blend of fruits and lemon, and is served cold. The beverage, Cava is similar to Champagne, which is the drink of the French, whereas the Cava is a Spanish drink. It is a light, bubbly wine available in both white and rosé. More than 90% of the drink is produced in the Penedès region of Catalonia. Cava is also more affordable than Champagne and a new drink to give a try.
Horchata or orxata in Catalan is an extremely cold, creamy and refreshing drink made by mixing the milky juice of tiger nuts with white sugar. You can make it at home and if done properly, it can taste much better than the packaged one. The ingredients are tiger nuts, water, and sugar, often mixed with cinnamon or additional spices to taste.
5. Gin and Tonic
Everyone has their preferred Gin brand and the Spanish really improved the drink in their country. It is a light, refreshing, healthy and simple drink to make. The Spanish word for gin is ginebra and tonic is tónica, but the G&T is simply called a gin-tónic.